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  1. Last used script

    Please, add a command inside File > Scripts (above the line) to execute last accessed script. A have tons of these and not all of them are bound to shortcuts and smarty palettes. Sometimes I have to apply same script several times and have to dig in all 4-5 folders inside to get right one.

    And, please, make it shortcut-able.

    11 votes

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  2. Properties panel lacks properties

    CC 2018. Please include ALL properties for the selected object. Selecting a stroke should show ALL stroke properties (including cap, corner, dashed line etc).

    And please don't put stuff behind the ellipsis icon (additional properties). Some of the additional properties menus duplicate the stuff in the panel itself, or don't even work.

    If you want to make properties show by context, you need to make the dedicated panels obsolete!

    11 votes

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  3. macOS Fullscreen

    Hi, please add macOS fullscreen support.

    11 votes

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  4. Select a stroke using its preview bounds

    Stroke is immune to a selection. To select an object with a bold stroke, you have to precisely click the actual edge of it or marquee through it.

    There is an option to make the bounding box include strokes, 'Use Preview Bounds', but it doesn’t affect this behaviour.

    It’d be nice to have a separate option that allows users to click anywhere on a stroke and select the object with it.

    10 votes

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  5. touchpad gestures in windows

    Same gestures as on Mac should be on windows (now that its possible to zoom in and out on a lot of applications in windows 10) - like pinch to zoom and pan

    10 votes

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  6. Be able to copy link name like Indesign to find missing links.

    Be able to copy link name like Indesign to find missing links. Have to manually type names with lots of number codes for missing links from others, would be much easier to be able to copy the name llike Indesign.

    10 votes

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  7. Make live hint for the eyedroppper tool

    Right now clicking with eydropper results in blind result: until it's clicked, there is no way to predict what will be picked exactly. Why not to show properties to be picked in floating thing next to the cursor? PS does it great in separate panel, why AI can't steal that?

    10 votes

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  8. Select same, with multiple selectable attributes and customisations

    When using the Select Same feature we need a lot more options, like all objects with the same transparency effect AND opacity AND tint AND line weight etc, that can be selected from a list of attributes. Same sort of list as the options list for the Eyedropper Tool (see screenshot).

    It should be split into sections that allow vectors graphics selections as above, but also things like selecting all linked items that are the same file AND the same size AND rotation AND opacity.

    Selecting all text in a certain colour, font, size, style so they can be updated…

    10 votes

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  9. The home button should NOT be where "File" is on every other program ever.

    Illustrator 23.0 has the home button where everyone goes to click File. This is muscle memory and I have clicked that worthless home button 6 times this morning alone. None of the other programs have made this change and it is very frustrating. Please allow the user to move or remove the Home Button.

    10 votes

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  10. multiple ruler measurement units at one time.

    I would like the ability to see multiple ruler measurement units, at a time. The simplest way would be to have multiple color coded rulers. The ruler closest to the art-board would be the active ruler for anything currently displaying unit measurements.

    the other rulers would help relational thinkers and visual learners get a better understanding of how units relate to each other.

    10 votes

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  11. Allow to set key object inside compound path

    When you isolate a group, you can set any part of selection inside this group as key object just by clicking it with Selection tool. This is great — I can align objects inside group, yay.

    But why I can't do the same inside isolated compound path?
    Why can't I align parts of my compound path using another part of same path as a key object, as I can do inside groups?
    Please, fix this.

    See attached animation.

    10 votes

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  12. Increase contrast between selected font and other fonts in Font list in Character palette

    Not long ago the contrast between current font and other fonts in list in Character menu was quite sufficient (see image 1). Now it's barely visible (image 2). It makes locating current font in list rather difficult.

    Please reconsider colors chosen.

    10 votes

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  13. Add ability to select object by visual

    Sometimes selection tools fail (seemingly) to pick up object.
    For example, if you have an object with fat stroke, clicking to outside part of that stroke will select nothing (or object underneath stroke) — you have to select in/inside edge to do it.
    Second example — type object, with an empty descender zone, behind baseline; you click below letters to select an object behind, but pick type object instead.
    Third example — object with a subtle but wide drop shadow effect applied to it. Shadow is almost invisible (low opacity and light color), but when you click in it, AI…

    10 votes

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  14. Make incrementation looped in angle value fields

    Problem Description:
    AI can do math in fields and that is awesome.
    But I always swear a little when I use angle fields.

    For example:
    1. Move an art with Move dialogue at 10mm and 360 degrees
    2. Select another object and invoke dialogue again
    3. Type in '+30' in angle, so it would become '360+30'
    4. Press Tab or Enter

    Actual Result:
    AI says DING (or whatever sound is set for it in your OS) and does nothing

    Expected Result:
    AI should turn this typed value into '30', that is make one revolution and don't bother me, as a…

    10 votes

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  15. Keyboard shortcut to switch between colour panels (RGB/HSB)

    I use both the HSB and the RGB colour panels all the time. To switch between them, the user currently has to select from the options menu or shift-click multiple times to cycle through.

    What would be really great is to be able to assign shortcuts to specific colour panels.

    10 votes

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  16. link panel shows what layer the (missing) link is on and/or makes 'go to link' work on hidden layers too.

    When links are missing that are on a hidden layer there is no way to easily spot them and check on in multilayered files. Since the GoToLink function only works on active layers, there is no other way but showing ALL layers and then using this function, remembering the layer and then hide the layers again; a painstaking procedure with large multilayered files. Would be nice if the link panel would simply state on which layer the missing link resides. Or make the GoToLink function automatically make the appropriate layer visible, like when pasting onto a hidden layer with 'paste…

    10 votes

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  17. Customizable zoom levels for mouse wheel zoom

    The current mouse wheel zoom (ALT + wheel) only navigates between zoom presets, making it incredibly difficult to use since the scale factor only doubles/halves most of the time. This is especially true when using touch mouse wheels (e.g., Microsoft surface mouse).

    A setting that switches between this mode and a finer grain zoom (e.g., +/- 10% of current, possibly user-preference defined) would make this much more useful.

    15 votes

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  18. mappable keyboard shortcuts

    I just saw youtube videos of Adobe demonstrating the latest versions of Premiere Pro CC and After Effects at IBC 2017.

    Finally After Effects is getting its own mappable keyboard hsortcuts like the one in Premiere Pro. But what about Illustrator and Photoshop?

    We Photoshop and Illustrator users definitely need this too! :

    10 votes

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  19. Quick Apply in Illustrator (and all major Adobe apps)

    There’s a neat and extremely useful feature in InDesign called Quick Apply (and I wonder why is it only there). It’s a quick and convenient way to find, select and perform any desired action whose name I know but am unable to find (within myriad of menus and submenus of panel options). Please add the same feature to all major apps.

    10 votes

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  20. Menu Customisation/colorisation

    As we can do it in PS and ID: menu customisation (colors).
    Would be great.

    10 votes

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